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News Release

08/01/2012


Attorney General Pruitt Appoints Former District Attorney to Oklahoma Ethics Commission


OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Wednesday the appointment of former district attorney Cathy Stocker to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. Stocker will serve a 5-year term.

“Cathy has dedicated more than 30 years of her career to public service and to seeking justice for Oklahoma crime victims,” Pruitt said. “It is important for the Ethics Commission that we choose a dedicated, proven and upstanding citizen and Cathy will serve the state well.”

Stocker, of Enid, served for 28 years as district attorney for District 4, which consists of Garfield, Blaine, Canadian, Grant and Kingfisher counties. She has served as chairwoman of the District Attorneys Council, vice-chairwoman of the Violence Against Women Grant Board and as president of the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a juris doctor from the OU College of Law.

“It is an honor to be appointed by Attorney General Pruitt to this important commission,” Stocker said. “I am excited about this opportunity to again serve our state and look forward to it.”

The Ethics Commission is a constitutionally established, five member, non-partisan panel comprised of private citizens from Oklahoma’s five Congressional districts. They are appointed by the governor, speaker of the house, president pro tempore, chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the attorney general.

The term of the attorney general’s appointee is five years. The commissioner is eligible for a second 5-year term. The commission must contain no more than three individuals of one political party.


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